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Edit nilo.hw2 here.1.1 Nilo Tsung

what did you find interesting about the article?
I always thought people who majored education should design learning and schooling. After reading this article I feel I can do something about it. It is a unique article. It is an eye-opening paper. Now I think the construction project control system that I am planning design and implement is a system supporting project managers to learn how to diagnose problems in their projects. Hopefully, their tacit knowledge on project controls can be activated and shared among the members of the project management team.

1.2 What did you find not interesting about the article?

2. What do you consider the main message of the article?

Computer-based information systems supporting learning and collaboration should be designed as user-centered ones rather technology-centered.

We should rethink the meanings of many basic things. For examples: How to self-guided learn? How to teach? What is to be learned? What are the functions of a school?

3. Click on one of the words in blue and see what happens?
3.1 is this feature useful?
3.2 in which other situations have you encountered this feature?
I don’t quite understand it because there are no words in blue in my homework assignment sheet.

4. Global learning theories and approaches
4.2.2 in case you do not know anyone of them, find out something about her/him. Write a paragraph what she/he has contributed to a deeper understanding of learning?
I select John Dewey to write.

John Dewey (1859 – 1952) was an American philosopher and educator. Dewey advocated what he called discovery learning, in which learners uncover facts, theories, and relationships for themselves in the course of solving meaningful problems. The teacher’s role was to guide students and facilitate discussion. As Dewey asserted, problem-based discovery learning leads to a deeper and more meaningful understanding than mere memorization of facts. Because of the emphasis on discovery, students who graduate from problem-based courses may actually know fewer facts than those who studied more traditional lecture-based programs. But in a fast-moving field, “factual” knowledge is soon obsolete. Graduates from problem-based courses who learn how to solve problems are far better prepared for a lifetime of learning and discovery than those taught in lecture formats.

5. Identify one website (and mention the URL) which you consider interesting and relevant for ‘learning’! Write a one paragraph to justify it.
I consider the website of our Department of Computer Science is pretty good. It allows the users to explore many things, ranging from department news, classes, professors, etc. to related research centers, at several levels.

The URL is

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